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Note: this is a past research project that is now complete.
The aim of this project is to develop a brief questionnaire
(ASQ) that enables doctors and other health professionals improve
the identification of behaviours and lifestyles that put young
people at risk of poor physical and emotional health. Young people
admitted to the Adolescent Ward of the Royal Children's Hospital
were invited to complete the questionnaire.
To gain an understanding of how the ASQ can be used in practice,
the ASQ was compared to an interview and to notes in the medical
Results show that the ASQ was acceptable to young people and can
be completed in less than 10 minutes. It was found to be a helpful
tool for doctors to identify broader social and emotional issues.
These results will help improve the care of young people in the
Murdoch Children's Research Institute Trainee Research Scholarship
Dr Michele Yeo